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Elmer Iseler (Choral Conductor)

Born: October 14, 1927 - Port Colborne, near Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Died: April 3, 1998 - Canada

The Canadian choral conductor, Elmer Iseler, studied piano and organ. Then he studied church music at Waterloo Lutheran University. Subsequently he completed his education at the University of Toronto, receiving Bachelor of Music in 1950.

From 1952 to 1964 Elmer Iseler taught music in high schools in Toronto. In 1964 he became conductor of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. He also taught choral music at the University of Toronto from 1965 to 1968, and founded the Elmer Iseler Singers in 1978. He edited the Festival Singers of Canada Choral Series. In 1975 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

He is generally acknowledged as one of Canadaís leading choral conductors. He was instrumental in the creation of professional choral singing and an inspiring body of choral repertoire in Canada. The legacy of this musical pioneer will endure through his numerous recordings and through the talents of the many choral conductors and singers whom he nurtured.

Source: Elmer Iseler Singers Website (2000-2001); Bakerís Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2001)

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Igor Stravinsky

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Bach-Stravinsky: Canonic variations on the Christmas hymn Vom himmel hoch, da komm ich her (II), BWV 769, transcribed for chorus & orchestra

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